Mr. Speaker, it should be noted that I asked a very specific question and all I got was jingoistic ballyhoo.
Canadians want to know what the cost of the war is. It is too bad the minister cannot figure it out.
The cost has increased by a half billion dollars in the last six months alone. If Canada continues on this current track, the war could cost $4.1 billion by 2009 and $5.2 billion by 2011.
Last May, Canada was spending $10 on combat for every dollar it was spending on aid. Five hundred million dollars later, could the minister tell this House what the new ratio will be?